Jerry C. Hunn will receive his second trial in the 2001 shooting death of Ralph Coulter Jr. beginning April 25 in Boyle Circuit Court.
Hunn was convicted by a Boyle Circuit jury in 2003 of murdering Coulter and sentenced to 25 years in prison.
The state Supreme Court reversed that verdict late last year, however, and granted a new trial.
The high court ruled that Circuit Judge Darren Peckler erred in allowing two prospective jurors to remain in the pool after they revealed they had had professional relationships with prosecutors in the case, including one who sat on the jury that convicted Hunn.
According to court records, Hunn got into an argument with his friend Coulter on March 30, 2001, over a bet on a college basketball game. The dispute escalated the next morning into a disagreement over a drug deal, and Hunn allegedly shot Coulter to death outside a Danville apartment, records state.